In The Community

Community – Week of February 20, 2021

Thank you to Helayne Levitt for sponsoring the Shabbat bulletin in celebration of her husband Ed’s birthday: “For the best husband a girl could have. Best wishes on reaching a milestone 75th birthday.”

Bryson & Jennifer Hartranft in commemoration of the recent Yahrzeit for ‘Our Zeide’ Al Izenson. May his memory be a blessing.

February 20, 2021 ~ 8 Adar 5781

Candle Lighting 5:25 pm
Shabbos Ends at 6:29 pm

Parshas Terumah
Exodus 25:1-27:19
Chumash pgs. 444-463

Maftir — Parshas Zachor : Deuteronomy 25: 17-19
Chumash p. 1066

Haftorah: 1 Samuel 15: 1-34
Chumash pgs. 1214 – 1216

Erev Shabbos, February 19

Mincha & Ma’ariv ~ 5:25 pm

Shabbos, February 20

Shabbat Services ~ 9:00 am
Mincha ~ 5:15 pm

Jewish Thought: “How do I Know that G-d Exists”  with Rabbi Avi Okin

Ma’ariv/Shabbos ends ~ 6:29 pm

Important: Don’t forget to register to attend Shabbat services.
Call 991-2100 ext. 2 or by 4 pm Thursday.

See the bulletin for Davening times.

Happy Birthday ~ Edward Levitt, Andrew Epstein, Dr. Arnold Brody, Adira Friedman and Karen Zeff

Happy Anniversary ~ Jerry & Fran Cohen

This Week and Beyond

Pre-registration to attend the Megillah readings is required by Tuesday Feb. 23rd. Please see Rabbi Smason’s letter in the bulletin.

  • Wednesday, February 17 ~ 7:30 pm ~ Join the presentation: “What Purim Teaches Us About Combating Anti-Semitism” with Adam Blue from Stand With Us, Rabbi Smason & Rabbi Okin. On Zoom at:
  • Thursday and Friday February 25-26 ~ Purim –Megillah Reading Thursday evening, Ma’ariv: 6:35 pm Megillah Reading: 6:45 pm Friday morning, Shacharis: 6:30 am
  • Sunday, February 28 ~ 11:00 am- 2:00 pm ~PURIM PALOOZA Drive Through at NHBZ!
    Wear a Costume! Decorate your car!. Please see the flyer for details. Thank you to Dr. Faye, Brian, and Scott McCary for sponsoring the Hamantashen in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Jerry and Fran Cohen.
  • Sunday, February 28 ~ Kosher Carry Out PIZZA NIGHT from 4:00- 5:30 p.m. All pizzas are $14 with your choice or a combination of mushrooms, green peppers, and onions. Orders are prepaid, order by noon Friday, February 26 by calling 991-2100 Ext 2 or emailing pay online

Julie and Don Eisenberg would like to thank all those who gave their loving support, kindness, tribute cards, and food as we mourn the loss of our mother, JoAnn Raskas z’l.

Torah and Camaraderie

Join Rabbi Okin and young men from all over Saint Louis for Torah and Camaraderie Thursday Nights from 8-830 pm. Sessions will begin virtually for a text-based and interactive learning session.

If you are interested, join the Whatsapp group using this link:

NHBZ Young Family Corner 

Every Motzei Shabbos – CHILLZONE (see Flyer)

Feb 21- Pre-Purim Event

Mar 21- Pre-Pesach Event

Mar 28- Pesach Event


Community News

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